I wanted to announce that I just started a Cause on Facebook- “Dads Protecting Daughters”. I include below the extended information about the Cause. I would welcome an expansion of this to go well beyond the Facebook orbit. Please feel free to comment:
I am a dynamic, orthodox Catholic who teaches high school, I’ve run for public office, I have lived in many countries. As a Christian convert I know the world quite well. I understand the challenge of overcoming the dominant Playboy/false feminism group think. I believe in an ecumenical Christian movement potential to stand up for our children before they are thrown to the wolves in our society.
The enemy is not one thing, it is a thousand ideas all of which are contrary to the dignity of human life. Strip clubs, abortion clinics, pornography, degrading music lyrics, divorce, contraception and endless marketing using base sexual instincts- all of these are manifestations of the cultural rot we are leaving for our children to live in.
Culture is like the air we breathe, if it is polluted it will damage lives. I can do everything right as a Christian father inside my home, but if I don’t take care of what is going on outside my door, in the streets, in the media and political chambers- then I am not taking care of business. I would not be loving my children enough because I falsely believed that my responsibility ends at the door.
I am willing to take on more responsibility but I need the help of a million Christian/Catholic dads. I am starting by appealing to those with daughters- that is our softest spot- having daughters purified my heart, and now I have a son, too. I want him to be tough but sweet-hearted, a gentleman. I want my girls to be strong and loving. I want all of my children to be committed Catholics, in love with God and honoring all the teachings of Christ’s Church.
The culture should be an assist in this work, not a bitter enemy. We must overcome evil with good. By use of democratic presssure and activism, and by the tools of education and prayer, we can win. We must win. These are our children’s futures that are on the line- what could be more important than this mission to give our best to our wives and our children? This is what legacies are all about- fighting the good fight on behalf of others- the little ones- we must let them come to our Lord, we must not allow the dominant culture to continue to block or put up obstacles in this holy process of spiritual growth and maturity. Will you join this Cause and help brainstorm ideas and take action?